The recordings document the work of the Tuligwazye Women's Group. Zubo Trust has been supporting the work of the women with the construction of a pont for fish farming. The pont is complete and farming due to start this month.
Mr Munenge, the headmaster of Sebungwe River Mouth Primary School describes the area of Simatelele Ward where the school is located and some of the local characteristics and challenges. He welcomes and praises the work which Zubo Trust has been doing to empower the women of this area.
Mugande, project officer at Zubo, tells us about the Tuligwasye women and this site at Sebungwe River Mouth. "Tuligwasye" means , women let's help ourselves! This group, Mugande says, has been so dedicated and working so hard that more than one local NGO came in to offer them support. Among them, CADEC donated the fence around the site, Save the Children donated one of the water tanks.
CADEC Zimbabwe http://www.caritas.org/where-we-are/africa/zimbabwe/
Save the Children Zimbabwe http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.7086115/k.D96C/Zimbabwe.htm
This way, the Tuligwasye Women are now proud owners of water tanks, a water pump, and solar panels. The water pump brings the “river” up the shore to the women. They no longer have to go to fetch water from the shallow waters at the river mouth, which are infested by crocodiles.
Once the water was available in tanks on this higher area, the industrious women started a garden project. Supported by… But the garden project brings only a seasonal support to the women; during the rainy season, the women are cultivating vegetable, which they are selling. Zubo Trust then came in offering support to the Tuligwasye women for a fish farming project.
find more recordings from this day here: https://archive.org/details/Women_at_Sebungwe_River_Mouth2
ZUBO Trust is a Women's Organization based in Binga working with and for the rural women of the Zambezi valley in Zimbabwe since 2009. Zubo has become widely recognized for its successful work empowering the rural women in income-generating projects, which utilize the natural resources of the remote area such as Fish, Kapenta, Ilala, Baobab or Moringa. In 2012 Zubo made national headlines by launching the first Women Fishery Project on the Kariba Lake.
Zubo Trust and radio continental drift gratefully acknowledge the support of the Radio Project with rural women in Binga through the Solidarity Fund of the Boeckler Foundation for the purchase of audio equipment; and the assistance of FUgE and numerous private donors in Germany providing for transport and subsistence of the women participants during training.